SOURCE: Giftango


May 18, 2011 08:30 ET

Giftango Corporation Names David Lieske as Director of Client Relations

Lieske Comes to Giftango From Starbucks Gift Card Team

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Giftango Corporation, the virtual eGift card company redefining the standards of gift cards, today announced the appointment of David Lieske as Director of Client Relations. Lieske comes to Giftango from Starbucks, where he was responsible for gift card strategies across all online channels, including sales and marketing for virtual eGift cards, Starbucks' Facebook eGifting strategy, as well as standard plastic and customized gift cards.

Prior to leaving Starbucks, Lieske led the end-to-end implementation of the company's digital gift card solution, which contributed to the company's $1.5 billion loaded on cards in 2010.

In his role with Giftango, Lieske will establish relationships with leading gift card brands and help those brands achieve their goal of delivering maximum growth and customer value through the Giftango platform and industry leading distribution relationships.

"I'm very excited to be joining Giftango during this pivotal time in the gift card industry," said Lieske. "Customer preferences on how to give, receive and redeem stored-value are rapidly shifting toward digital. Giftango is uniquely positioned to extend its leadership in shaping how the gift card industry reinvents itself to stay ahead of emerging payment and gifting trends."

"David comes to us with a wealth of eGift and mobile payment experience," said David Nelsen, Giftango CEO. "He successfully integrated both mobile and eGift card solutions for one of the largest and most successful gift card brands in history. The perspective and experience he brings to the Giftango team we have assembled is unique and a great addition for us."

About Giftango
Giftango Corporation, founded in 2005, has redefined gifting with their innovative delivery of virtual eGift cards to email and mobile phones. Merchants utilize the Giftango platform to power e-commerce sales, a wide variety of promotions as well as distribution through 3rd parties.

Giftango's Channel Partner solutions give loyalty and incentive companies the ability to add virtual gift card fulfillment to their existing user interface for a wide variety of national brands. Giftango is integrated with more than a dozen gift card processors and has patent-pending technology. Giftango delivers virtual eGift products across more processors and brands than any competitor in the market.

Contact Information

  • Giftango Corporation Media Contact:
    Mike Fletcher
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 1.877.443.8264